Mr. Velasquez Counseling Resources

Check back often as information is updated regularly

This year I will be working with 9th - 12th grade students who have a last name between L - Q

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This year, I will be working with 9th - 12th grade students who have a last name between L-Q

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome to a new school year! I can't wait to see every single one of you.



As your school counselor, it is my job to give you relevant academic information as it pertains to your 4-year graduation plan, post-graduation plans, and get you back on track if you are credit deficient.


It is also my job to provide you with mental health information, strategies, and resources to help you make the best of your high school experience. Please contact me if you need anything; I am here to help :)


A Few Reminders:

  • My caseload are 9th through 12th-grade students with last names L - Q.





Looking Ahead

Here are activities scheduled for August and September that you need to be aware of:




August


August

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Below is the schedule for course registration. If you need to find your counselor in February or March please check to see which classroom he or she is in on any given day.

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If you are a new student to Heritage, I want to personally welcome you! Please click on this link to get started with everything you will need to be successful at Heritage!
New Students - Welcome to La Sierra High School!!

If you are a new student to La Sierra, I want to personally welcome you! Please click on this link to get started with everything you will need to be successful at La Sierra!

Grade Level Links

9th Grade Information

Click on this link to access all the information you need to know about 9th grade!

10th Grade Information

Click on this link to access all the information you need to know about 10th grade!

11th Grade Information

Click on this link to access all the information you need to know about 11th grade!

12th Grade Information

Click on this link to access all the information you need to know about 12th grade!

Click the Link Below to see all of the cool activities that the prestige program is running.

Please read the steps below to obtain a work permit:


  1. Start by clicking on this link - https://www.hhs.puhsd.org/2/Content2/work-permits
  2. Make sure you qualify for a permit by reading the directions.
  3. Fill in the application, and get the documents needed- email me a picture of everything.
  4. Once all of this is done the district will create your permit and email it back to you


Permits are only valid for one workplace.

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School Resource Center

Click on this bar if you need tutoring, help with study skills, organization, and more! There are lots of resources to help you be successful in school in this link.

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Technology Support

There are multiple different links on this webpage that can help you troubleshoot your technical issues during distance learning. If you do not find success in any of the links please contact the technology department at (951) 943-6369 ext. 80250

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Parent Resource Center

This is a great resource for parents to learn how to connect to the parent portal, how to check grades, how to get into canvas for assignments, etc.

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Mental Health and Social-Emotional Resources

This link has all kinds of resources to help with different social-emotional or mental health concerns.

Resources for Anxiety

Click on this link for resources on what anxiety is, how it makes you feel, and how to manage it. There is also a link to a presentation that I did on Anxiety if you want to watch it.

Resources for Motivation

If you need help getting motivated click on this link.

Resources for Grief

This is a great resource if you or your teen are grieving. Click on this link to find information, grieving activities, podcasts, videos, and helpful tips to navigate through grief.

Virtual Calming Room

Click on this link to connect to the bitmoji virtual calming room. There are tons of resources to help you with breathing, coping skills, anxiety, meditation, etc. Click around and explore.

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Community College Information

Community college is an excellent way to start your higher education experience. You can go to the community college for a couple of years and then transfer to a 4-year university to finish up a bachelor's degree. The community college is also a great place to complete a Career Technical Education(CTE) certificate program. There are many trades that are offered at the community colleges that are much cheaper than going to a private trade school to get certified. Community colleges also have AA degree programs. All of these options are a great way to explore higher educational avenues. Have fun exploring the local community college information.
Interested in the Military?

Click on this link to take you to our Military Career Opportunities page were you can get information on branches, recruiter, and the ASVAB

Dual Enrollment and Concurrent Enrollment Information

Heritage students can take dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment classes at MSJC while they are still in high school.

Cal State University (CSU) Information

College application season is coming soon! If you plan on applying to a CSU- please visit CSU Apply for more information. Remember- you can submit an application to CSU from October 1-November 30th for the fall of 2022!
University of California (UC) Information

Heritage High School UC Resource Page

University of California (UC) Information

College application season is here! If you plan on applying to a UC school, please visit the google document below for more information. Remember- you can submit an application to UC from August 1- November 30 for the fall of 2022!

Financial Aid for College (FAFSA/CADA)

FAFSA/CADAA Season is coming soon! All seniors need to complete an application since it is a graduation requirement!

Your first step is to download the app onto your phone. It is so much easier to use the app. Here is a link to the FAFSA Worksheet. FAFSA/CADA Worksheet will provide you with the information you need to collect in order to fill out the application!!


FAFSA

Step 1: Make an FSA ID

Step 2: Fill out the FAFSA


You need to complete it by March 2nd.

Don't stress, we will be giving workshops on how to complete the FAFSA over the next few weeks/months. BUT your first step should be to download the app!!

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College Presentations

Check back weekly for any college presentations.

Additional Worksheets/Information

Gilbert Velasquez, School Counselor

Please email or schedule a quick 15 minute meeting or phone conference to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. I am here to help! Please schedule here: https://calendly.com/mr-velasquez/15min